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Saturday Monun^Octob?| 7t 186^ 1
Ext?-ntl o n nf Dfrro Coi?rod Men.
The Dar?^gt-oli' Sq&hernerhas been
permitted to look over the report of
the officer charged -with the duty of
the execution of the two eoloved men
-Billy. Wilson ?nd William Arnell, at
Georgetown, S. C.-for the morder of
J. W. Skinner, in May last From
this report, we learn .t?iat the execu?
tion took pjao? on Saturday last. Be?
fore $hc? e^amoijy took place, ??ai
after all th? arrangements for it were
complete, the prisoners were notified
that they could make such remarks as
they chosei Each of them professed
their innocence and attempted expla?
nation of the murder; after which an
impressive prayer was offered in their
behalf, when they immediately suf?
fered the penalty due their atrocious
midnight crime. AU the proceedings
were conducted with precision and
the proper decorum. The prisoners
were allowed the benefit of clergy and
every privilege consistent with duty'
afforded them. We trust that this
prompt and righteous punishment
will be a wholesome warning to the j
evil doers among the class from which
these culprits were taken.
The British and British North Ame?
rican journals, of the latest dates,
reveal the fact that England is, to
say the least, still considerably excit?
ed by the 'progress of the ' Fenian
movement in Ireland and Canada.
The London and Liverpool papers
affect to despise the organization;
but the editors take pains to publish
statistics to prove that England pos?
sesses ample strength to put it down,
if the Fenians should invade Ireland.
In Canada, Toronto is represented to
be the headquarters of the "traitors,"
and a delegate was about to be de?
spatched from that city to Ireland.
The French press was beginning to
exprese a warm sympathy for the
cause of Ireland.
CONTEMPLATED WITHDRAWAL OF
TROOPS FROM THE SOUTH.-General
Grant is expected in Washington this
week, and it is believed that shortly
after his arrival important military
measures will be adopted, among
which will be the withdrawal of most
of the troops from the Southern States
and mustering out of the veteran re?
serve corps and the negro troops.
The last mentioned organizations are
to be dispensed with in consequence
of the success attending recruiting for
the regular army.
WISCONSIN.-In the Democratic
Convention of Wisconsin, the resolu?
tions adopted endorse President John
sou's policy of restoring the Union on
the basis of the Federal Constitution;
pledges him unqualified support
therein; oppose negro suffrage in the
State of Wisconsin, or interference
with it in other States, opposes the
suspension of the habeas corprs; favors
the most rigid ?eonomy in the ex?
penses of the Government, and strict
equalization of the tax burden.
Owing to the alleged unwillingness
of the freedmen to contract with the
Mississippi planters, the cotton crop
of that State is not very promising.
NORTH CARODTNA.-Official docu?
ments at Raleigh show that North
Carolina furnished 118,160 troops for
the Confederate army.
J. B. IRVING.-We*find the follow?
ing notice of this gifted South Caro?
lina artist in one of our exchanges:
"A Southern artist has made his
appearance in New York, not at the
Art Academy, but at Goupil'?. His
name is J. B. Irving, from Charles?
ton. In a very charming collection
of pictures of the French school now
on exhibition at Goupil's, his 'Musi?
cal March* is the only work bv an
American artist. He has been in
Paris tor some time, and is hailed
here as a valuaMe accession to the
very bruited class of picture painters
of New York."
*Tr*.' AddreuofBlihoi) ?Arl?.
Tb <Ae fc?n& af!<? ^ Protes?
tant Episcopal Church tn t?e j^iocesc
of Sdfyh Carolina. |?
BELOVED, BRETHKSN : An absence
from home of six weeks in a part of
the State where mail facilities are
few, accounts, partially, for the delay
of this address'
I came to this city some days ago,
for the purpose of haying an opera?
tion for cataract performed upon my
remaining eye. This has been done
with perf?lt skill and success by my
excellent friend and physician, Dr,
Julian J. Chisolm. The cataract has
been extracted, and the eye is rapidly
healing; but I regret to have to say
that there is little prospect of any
effectual relief. My chief satisfaction
is in the sense of a duty discharged.
I am still under medical treatment,
and though my present condition is
not favorable for such an effort, I
must no longer defer this communica?
Youare aware that our annual Dio?
cesan Council, which was by appoint?
ment to have met at Camden in May
last, failed for want of a quorum.
There being, therefore, no specific
direction for the meeting of the next
Diocesan Council, it will take place,
under our constitutional enactment,
in tho city of Charleston, on the
second Wednesday of February next.
The resolution on the pages of the
?" oura al of our last regular Council,
Leid in Spartanburg, does not affect
this provision. It stipulates the
month of May as the time, but being
passed at one Council onlv, it has not
become the constitutional law of the
I have not called a special Council
of the Diocese, partly because I
thought its meeting impracticable in
the present state of the country, but,
chiefly, because I concluded that its
principal object could be otherwise
attained. That object was the ap?
pointment of delegates to our Gene?
ral Council, which is to assemble in
Mobile in November. Upon a care?
ful examination of the subject myself,
and after a full consultation of the
i highest legal authority, I am entirely
I convinced that the delegates elected
j at our last Council in Spartanburg
; are entitled to represent the Diocese
in the approaching General Counci
at Mobile. This conclusion will, ]
I trust, be at once received as correct,
aud said delegates will hold them?
selves responsible for the discharge o:
their duty. It is greatly to be de
sired that this Diocese should be full-,
represented nt that meeting; and J
earnestly implore such of my brethrei
as have been selected for the piupos<
to be present, if possible, on the oe
? The Council of Southern Bishops
which was expected to assemble las
? week at Augusta, did not meet, th?
appointment for the same having beei
I have not deemed it necessary t<
address you on the subject of ou
sending delegates to the. Conventioi
of the Church of the United State
now in session at Philadelphia. Wit]
j our own acts constituting a portion o
the Southern Church still in force
and our authoritative General Counci
I awaiting its meeting in Mobile, I di<
not consider this a matter of debate
j Our ecclesiastical position being de
liberally assumed, did itself denn
i our course of duty. The subject c
j our ecclesiastical relations is, there
fore, now open before us, and de
I mauds our most serious thoughts an
I prayers. Permit mc to say a fe
words expressive of my own convie
i No sound mind can suppose tha
the separation of the Southern froi
: the Northern Church, under the ir
fluencie of the political revolutio
which has passed over the countiy
1 can be schismatical. Schism respect
the unity of the church in the unit
? of her faith. Ita sin lies in the willi
violation c?f this unity by undue s<
j veranee; but neither tue church nc
the faith has been at issue, and th
cause of severance was both involui
tary and overwhelming. There hi
been, therefore, no schism. Th
Southern Church is now rightly cor
stituted, anet is an independent an
integral branch o? ino Church Cathe
lie. As such, she can, of right, shaj
her own course. She is free to r<
main as she is. She is, also, free t
return to her union with the Churc
1 at the North. Which shall she dc
This is thu groat proposition. In d<
termining it, brethren, we shoul
look deeply into ourselves. Unchri:
tian sentiments may provo as injt
il* ? ?-.r 11 ?. " i J ? i .1! ?
I nous as false positions. Let us make
j the severe mental effort of severing
ourselves from all feelings and pur?
pose* sot purely Christian. Let no
fanaticism of independence disturb
the spirit of catholic concord and
union; nor any want of Christian
courage diminish our supreme regard
for the pu?ito\ bf truth. To ?ant
Ourselves on the true basis is our lof ty
purpose. The Church is built upon
the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being
the head corner stone. To this we
will strive to adhere.
We cannot but perceive that the
age is political and secular in its ten?
dencies. It? ruling powers are those
of combination. This secures do?
minion,/but is dangerous to truth.
"We must think, too, that a territory
so immense, with a population so
heterogeneous and discordant as that
comprehended between the Atlantic
and Pacific, the Lakes and the Eio
Grande, is too vast for any one church.
Our Southern country is ?imitedi
I homogeneous, and not given to specu
j lations. Does it not appear, then,
j that here is our surest foundation for
i peace.and truth?
i I declare to you, brethren, my
! strong desire is that, under the mercy
and guiding Providence of God, the
Southern Church may be enabled to
maintain her present independent and
catholic position. This I will seek,
and to this give my best effort?. But,
should this be otherwise ordered by
counsels stronger than our Jown, let
the motto of the Diocese of South
Carolina, however associated, ever be:
A CHUBCH DIVINE, NOT HUMAN: A
GOSPEL PUKE AND PERFECT.
In conclusion, permit me, be
! loved brethren, to assure you of my
warm Christian affection and most
heartfelt sympathies with you in all
the trials and sufferings you are now
called to undergo. May God over?
rule all painful events to our spiritual
benefit and the glory of His great
name, through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Very truly, your brother in Christ,
THOMAS F. DAVIS,
Bishop of the Diocese of S. C.
CONTRACTS BY FREEDMEN-THE TE?
NEMENT SYSTEM BECOMMENDED.-The
I following timely circular has been
! BUREAU OF REFUGEES, FREEDMEN, kc.,
HEADQ'RS, ASS'T COM. STATE VIRGINIA,
BICHVIOND, VA., Sept. 29, 1865.
Reports having been received at
these headquarters, that the freed?
men in some parts of the State refuse j
to enter into just uud reasonable con?
tracts for lubor. on account of the
belief that the United States Govern?
ment will distribute lands among
them, superintendents and agents of
this Bureau will take tlie earliest op?
portunity to explain to the freedmen
that no lands will be given them by
the Government; that the Govern?
ment has but a very small quantity of
j land in the State, only enough to
provide homes for a few families, and
'? that this can only be secured by pur
? chase or lease. They will also explain
i to them the advantages of at (ince
I entering into contracts for labor for
; thc coming year, and that the sys
! tem of contracts is in no way connect?
ed with slavery, but is the system
; adopted by free laborers everywhere.
! It is believed that the renting of
I small tracts of land by the farmer to j
? Iiis laborers would be mutually bene- j
j ficial. The laborer's interest in his !
crops and improvements would attach !
him to tlie plantation, counteract any j
temptation to break his contract, and,
by furnishing employment for the i
I more dependent members of his i
' family, increase their contentment j
I and their comforts.
The plan for renting hinds on j
shares to the freedmen has been sue- j
cessfully tried in sonic parts of the ;
State, and is believed to be worthy of j
a more extended trial. Superintend- ?
enta will counsel with and assist both
parties in making either cf the above ;
arrangements. O. BROWM,
Colonel and Assistant Com.
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHPLACE.-Agen- !
tleman has lately been visiting the
interesting spots which gave birth to j
Washington, Monroe, Lee, and other '
illustrious men of tlie olden time. Of !
the first he says:
Not one atone is left upon another
of the building in which the Father j
of his Country first saw the light of j
earth, and even the. stone erected on |
the place by the late G. W. P. Cuatis j
to denote the spot, has been destroyed
or carried off. The identical spot, as
pointed out by one. of the descend?
ants, and probably the oldest of tho !
family, ia now a corn-field. The land
is owned by Mr. Wilson, who married
a Mis:* Washington. This estate has
been in the Washington fumily for.
over 200 years.
The Kew York correspondent of
th? Charleston to urier. under date of
the 3d ult., says: ?
The action of the South Caro?in?;
Convention is getting praise all
around. The most channing edito?
rials appear in all the daily papers
but the Tribune, and after tho four
years abuse that has been lavished on
the little State, the change is decided?
ly refreshing. The candor and man?
liness of the Carolinian?, in accepting
the condition of things, is acknow?
ledged by all except the radicals.
Their hatred of the Southern people
seems unappeased. Slavery being
gone, their continued animosity
proves what was so often charged
against them, that they agitated, not
because they loved the negro, but
because they hated the white man of
the South. Their bitterness still finds
expression in the Tribune, in the
shape of editorials, telegrams from
North Carolina, squibs and burlesques.
Meeting an old acquaintance the
oth?r day, I was surprised to find
him still overflowing with gall to?
wards the South. "Why," said I,
'.have you not accomplished what
you have contended for so many
years, the overthrow of slavery, and
can you not now afford to be gene?
rous?" "O," he replied, "you rebels
I are treating the negro horribly; you
are venting all your disappointment
I and spite on his head." This radical
? is still suffering with the old disease,
i "nigger on the brain," and he will
die with it. Our people can afford to
laugh at the radicals, however, as
long as we have the support of Presi?
dent Johnson and the Democrats and
Conservative Republicans. Apropos
to this, an enterprising correspondent
of a morning paper asserts that a
I compromise has been made at Wash?
ington between leading Southerners
and the radicals, -on the basis of suf?
frage for such negroes as can read and
write. The writer states that the
plan meets the general approval of
the Southerners in Washington, and
that upon its acceptance by the South?
ern Legislatures, the radicals will
offer no further opposition to the
admission of the Southern delegations
into C< uigress.
The applications for pardon have
accumulated so heavily that the Pre?
sident has taken to signing them by,
the ? batch. A curious paragraph is
published to the effect that the appli?
cations for pardon fill a rack twelve
feet high and eight wide in the Attor?
ney-General's office. Of this pile,
Virginia contributes three thousand
documents; Alabama, fifteen hundred;
Georgia, twelve hundred; Mississippi
and North Carolina, seven hundred
each; South Carolina, five hundred;
Tennessee, three hundred! and the
other States a metre modest number.
The rapidity with which the Presi?
dent is now signing pardons gives
color to the minor that he will shortly
proclaim a general amnesty.
Max Maretzek is carrying every
thing before him in the opera. The
Herald is nowhere. Since tlie Italian
impressario withdrew his patronage
from the Herald, that journal luis re?
ceived another heavy blow. Last
Thursday, all the managers of the city
theatres met and resolved to discon?
tinue their advertising and press work
?with tho Herald from to-day. The
Herald has been the great amuse?
ments' journal of the city, and th 3
theatrical advertising was worth to it
8100,000 per annum. But the editor
has had so lofty an estimate of his j
own importance that he has presumed !
to dictate to managers whom they j
should and whom they should not
engage. He has exercised a perfect I
terrorism over the theatres, and to !
curry-favor with him and save them?
selves from his abuse, the managers
have even had their printing done at j
the Herald job office. But the "in?
domitable Max," as Bennett used to
call him, has broken the spell, and
the managers, led off by Barnum,
have plucked up courage to bid the
Dining the hist month, there have
been in the city of New York and its
suburban cities, five deaths by suicide, i
uino by car and railroad accidents, j
sixteen by drowning, four by fires
and ten by murder.
COLLECTING EVIDENCE AGAIHSTI
STATE PRISONERS.-Officers of the !
Provost Marshal's Bureau are busily ?
at work collecting evidence against j
the State prisoners confined at Port ?
Warren, For (ress Monroe and else- j
where, and the indications are that |
quite a number of celebrated trans- !
gressors who have been expecting an ?
unconditional release, when the coun
try quieted down, will ere long be j
brought to Washington for a final
settlement before the court. j
[Cor. of Neui York Herald.
"Ccttori Blanks" ?nd perniits-^?Uspen
sable to all person? purchasing or shipping
cotton-can be obtained at this office.
E?Lcr??EKt.-Eight or ten good print?
ers can obtain employment in this office,
during the approaching session of the
We are indebted to Mr. T. J. P. Owens, of
Laurene, for copies of New York papers, of
the 30th ult.; also, for acopy of the Charles?
ton Courier, of the 5th.
CASS.-We wish it distinctly. understood
that our terms for subscription, ^d-rertieirig
and job work are cash. The money must
in eTery caee accompany orders, or they tci2
not be aUend^dio. This rule applies to alh
ORGANIZE.-Attention is called to the
notice for a District meeting, to be held in
this city on Tuesday next. The signers to
the call are gentlemen so well known to our
community that the invitation will b*.
promptly responded to by the peQple of
Eichland. All ought to bein earnest about
this matter. *
C OSTTLIMBNT AET SEE EN ADE.-Thc band of
the 56th New York Regiment gave a com?
plimentary serenade to Gen. Ames and
staff, at Nickerson's Hotel, on Thursday
evening. The Oenerai appears to be a
great favorite, and the compliment was a
voluntary expression of their appreciation
of this regiment and band.
"CHOICE AND CHEAP."-Messrs. Lumsden
& McGee have opened a choice and fresh
stock of groceries, wines, liquors, etc., etc.,
which we can testify are sold at very rea?
sonable prices. A call and an examination
of the stock at their establishment, on
Assembly street, near Lady, would perhaps
be the mo6t satisfactory way of deciding
as to t ue quality and price of their goods.
Kaw ADYEETISEHENTS.-Attention is eall
ed to tha following advertisements, which
are published for the first time this morn?
Op. Charlotte Depot -Corn for Sale.
Queries to Candidates for Legislature.
Public Meeting of the Citizens.
D. B. DeSanssure-Attorney at Law, Ac.
" " -Estate Sale.
Hutson Lee-Estray Mare.
C. S. Jenkins-Goshen Butter.
" " -Bacon and Lard.
Richard Caldwell-Groceries, ?c.
" " -Shoes.
Hutson Lee* Co.-Saddle Horse for Sale.
Wm. Irwin-St.-John's High School.
TNTEBNAX REVENUE DECISION.-On
Tuesday, the Commissioner of Infer?
nal Revenue made the following de?
A dealer is a person who sells or
offers to seil any goods, wares or mer?
chandize, of foreign or domestic pro?
duction. The fact that he has no
warehouse, store or other fixed place
at which his sales are made, in no
manner releases him from his liability
to license tax as a dealer. The dealer
selling on commission for his con?
signors is a factor, a general bailee,
charged with the legal custody of the
goods, able to sue and liable to be
sued, responsible for the fulfilment of
the contract, and is the recipient of
the price. Therefore, every person
receiving consignments of merchan?
dize, in ships, boats or cars, and ef?
fecting sales and delivering the same
directly from such vessels or cars, is
bable for license as a dealer, which
license shovdd cover all his sales.
IiiroiiTANT OEDEE FEOM THE STATE
DEPARTMENT.-Secretary Seward is
engaged in making an analysis of the
claims due to the citizens of the
United States against foreign Govern?
ments, and has published a formal
notice inviting parties having claims
not founded on contract, which may
have originated since February 8,
1865, to forward without delay to the
State Department statements of the
same, under oath, accompanied by
tinder tins comprehensive notice,
merchants and ship owners who have
suffered from the depredations com?
mitted by the Alabama, Sumter, She?
nandoah and other British-rebel pi?
rates, can make out and submit their
claims to the State Department, and
our Government will ask compensa?
tion for the same from the British
Government. Damages committed on
our frontier by rebel raids from Ca?
nada also come under this head, and
sufferers will have an opportunity of
prpHPu tin tr their Haims for indemnity.
The Secretary of State is devoting
considerable attention to this matter,
and will pursue it vigorously to the
Last Friday night, they dedicated a
negro institution for education in
Baltimore. Fred Douglas was the
orator. A letter was read from Major
General Hancock, regretting his in?
ability to attend.